Thursday, February 28, 2019

On My Mind: A Tangled Web Of Lies And Deceit

In a public testimony before Congress yesterday, the controversial
Michael Cohen, once an attorney for President Donald Trump,
accused his former client of being a "racist" a "conman"
and a "cheat".   He also claims that the president reimbursed 
him for the hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in
order to keep her quiet about an  alleged extramarital affair 
 she claims she had with President Trump back in 2006,
when he was still a private citizen.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Of course,  the dirty-minded Democrats and their lust for sordid details,
whether they are true or not, are sold on the delusion that  
  President Trump has to be guilty of some infraction no matter what
he says or does.  Meanwhile, the self-disgraced Michael Cohen
 has proved himself to be a master of prevarication,
as he deliberately lied to Congress once before.

In a surprising twist, Mr. Cohen was being represented yesterday
 by an attorney with the familiar name of Lanny Davis,
 who is a close associate of none other than Bill and Hillary Clinton.
 It was also reported that Davis was representing him "for free."

Hmm...I think it is time to start connecting the dots here,
America.  That is, if you have not begun to do so already!

I am inclined to think that when it comes to this relentless, no-holds-bar
search-and-destroy mission to publicly and personally hurt and humiliate
 President Donald Trump, all roads will eventually lead right back
 to vengeful sore loser Hillary Clinton, who still refuses to concede,
although she did so publicly, the results of the 2016 election
to Mr. Trump, who, by the way, is also her distant cousin.

If she had been elected as president that night  I seriously believe
that America as we know it, would be no more.
Our glorious document of freedom, the US Constitution,
would have been rendered null and void, and we would likely
be under the auspices of globalist entities within the United Nations,
whose decisions would usurp traditional American jurisprudence.
 Our citizens would be subjugated to rulings from foreign courts,
including those that implement Sharia, or Islamic law.
Look at what has happened in Great Britain as a prime example.

No matter how many denials she and her fellow Democrats issued
about how this would not happen, when it comes to Hillary Clinton,
a profound liar and deceiver herself, if she were to issue a statement
 declaring, "I'm not running for president in the next election"
or "We're not coming to take away your guns"
 what she really means is the exact opposite.  

 Meanwhile, the chairman of the committee investigating
Michael Cohen's allegations against President Trump,
Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) declared at yesterday's
hearing that, "the American people have the right to know
the truth" about Donald Trump.  Never mind that members of his own
party-including all of the potential contenders for the upcoming 2020 election-
 have recently voted that innocent babies-future generations
of American citizens-can be murdered right up until their birth,
and that those babies fortunate enough to survive the horror of
abortion can be left to die without receiving any medical help.

To understand the Left's strategy of lies, lies, and more lies,
 we have to focus on some of the key words parroted
 by Michael Cohen as he testified at yesterday's hearing:
Name-calling like "racist" and "conman" and "cheat" are
 all too common, not to mention predictable, along with the continual 
re-hashing, ad nauseam, of the unfounded allegations of 
President Trump's one night stand with porn star Stormy Daniels
and how Cohen took it upon himself to pay her off purportedly
with President Trump's consent.  

Nazi Propaganda Minister
Joseph Goebbels

Is anyone as sick and disgusted as I am over the Democrats
obsession with lust and perversion?   

And speaking of gross sexual impropriety involving an
elected official, what about when known serial rapist and
intern seducer Democrat President Bill Clinton occupied the White House?

 Although he was later impeached, Clinton was never made to stand accountable
for his deplorable conduct.  And neither was his wife and co-conspirator, Hillary,
 who covered up her husband's crimes against women by threatening them
 through personal and public humiliation. Some of his victims said their 
 very lives were threatened through the machinations of  Bill's power-mad
political spouse during her stint as First Lady of the United States.

By the way, Google the name Billy Dale and read how she nearly
destroyed the life of this honorable man and dedicated public servant.
And yet, Hillary Clinton never had to answer for her treachery against him either.

I guess it really is true that the devil protects his own,
or at least those who seem to be imbued with, 
and inspired by his evil nature.
However, as Satan is the father of lies and all that is false,
his protective covering of his so-called, "own" only
lasts until the gullible human beings involved in his
schemes to deceive, steal, and destroy have served
their purpose.  Then he destroys them.

But let's get back to President Trump and his family.  Are they not American
citizens too?  Listen up, my gentle readers.  If those in government can misuse
the power entrusted to them by the people in order to unduly persecute
 and destroy the lives of this man and his wife and his children,
along with ample help from the thoroughly despicable news media, 
 given the right circumstances, they can and will do the exact same thing to us.

Aside from aiding in the wholesale slaughter of the most precious
 and defenseless in our society, and forcing the complicity of the American
people in this genocide by using tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood,
 the main focus of the Democrats at this stage in the game, is
nothing short of all out war, not only against President Trump
and his family, but against every law-abiding, patriotic
and freedom-loving citizen in America.

I have never in my life witnessed such terrible disrespect
and contempt for a sitting American president and his family.
  However, this spirit of animosity in our nation today only convinces
me more and more that God Himself  has not only placed Mr. Trump in the
White House at this time in our country's history, but, that through
this modern-day Cyrus, the Lord will expose His enemies working
against Him and against the American people.

As the apostle Paul reminds us in his letter to the believers in Ephesus:

"But when anything is exposed and reproved by light, it is
made visible and clear; and where everything is 
visible and clear there is light."
Ephesians 5:13

The election of President Trump in 2016 was not only an answer to many
righteous prayers, but proof of God's abounding mercy and loving-
 kindness for the people of the United States of America.

God heard too, the prayers of the common men and women who braved
the stormy seas of the Atlantic Ocean several centuries ago, to
come here to this land to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

God has not forgotten their prayers, nor their intercession for
 future generations of a people who would one day be
called Americans, living in a great land of freedom and plenty,
a nation which, in only a span of a little over two hundred years,
is like no other nation on the face of the earth.

Please keep our President and First Lady and their
family in your prayers.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with their family
on election night in November, 2016.

"Fear not, there is nothing to fear, for I am with you;
do not look around in terror and be dismayed,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will
help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My victorious
right hand of rightness and justice.
Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you
shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you
shall be as nothing and shall perish.
You shall seek those who contend with you but you shall not
find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing,
as nothing at all.
For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord,
Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!"
Isaiah 41:10-13

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

On My Mind: Christian Witches?

How can someone call herself a "Christian Witch"?
Isn't that the definition of a oxymoron?

Salem Witch Trials
Howard Pyle

According to a recent news report from CBN, 
(Christian Broadcasting Network) a group of
professing "Christian witches" are going to host their very
first convention in Salem, Massachusetts this coming April.

 Salem, of course, was once the site of the notorious
17th century witch trials.  Were all those accused and
later executed really witches?  History has left that up
to one's personal speculation concerning the human
tragedy which occurred there. However, one aspect of
the trials remains abundantly clear to me in our
 fast-paced, high-tech 21st century society today.
The early settlers of Massachusetts colony truly believed
in the reality of witches and witchcraft.

A woman known as the Rev. Valerie Love is organizing
this event in Salem, and she claims that her "divine assignment"
 on earth is to "promote witchcraft."

Ms. Love calls herself an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness
and recently founded the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School.

Ms. Love further claims that she was "born a witch" but was
raised as a Jehovah's Witness and so hid her real identity for many years.

Love says she left behind the Jehovah's Witnesses and found the
freedom to be "the goddess I am today."  Unfortunately, she has only
exchanged one cult religion for another, as the JW's are
considered to be a cult by many Christian theologians and
church leaders.

Ms. Love says she struggled with the idea of being a witch and a Christian
 however, she has unfortunately chosen to love both her cross and her wand.
  She also claims to consult both her Tarot deck and the Bible. 
 She says she is devoted to Christ, but also to herself as a goddess.  
When I read her statement, I wanted to cry.  This woman
has been so deceived by the lies of Satan!  

Meanwhile, a man by the name of Calvin Witcher, who claims to be
a prophet and who claimed during a Facebook live-stream two months
ago that the Bible "is a huge book of sorcery" and that Jesus is a magician,
also plans to attend the Salem conference.
Witcher says that Jesus whole adult ministry is "all magic". That even
if people say the name "Jesus" that it is all sorcery.
Again, terrible and dangerous deception has captivated this man's mind.

Witchcraft in its many forms is the universal religion of fallen man.
Furthermore, God makes it very clear how he feels about it.

"Turn not to mediums who have familiar spirits or to wizards;
do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God."
Leviticus 19:31


One of the very best teachings I have ever heard concerning the lies and
deceptions of Satan and the nature of witchcraft was taught by
the late Bible teacher, Derek Prince. 

"The Nature Of Witchcraft"
A Teaching For Our Times
Derek Prince

Monday, February 25, 2019

February Poetry Corner: The Wind

I saw you toss the kites on high

And blow the birds about the sky;

And all around I heard you pass

Like ladies' skirts across the grass-

O wind, a-blowing all day long,

O wind, that sings so loud a song!

Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet
"Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day"
Lone Star Art

I saw the different things you did,

But always you yourself you hid.

I felt you push, I heard you call,

I could not see yourself at all-

O wind, a-blowing all day long,

O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,

O blower, are you young or old?

Are you a beast of field and tree,

Or just a stronger child than me?

O wind, a-blowing all day long,

O wind, that sings so loud a song!

"The Wind"
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish novelist and poet

Sunday, February 24, 2019

4th Sunday Meditation: The Lord Will Perfect That Which Concerns Me

"I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on
my behalf and rewards me, Who brings to pass His
purposes for me and surely completes them!"
Psalm 57:2

A Song of David

I will confess and praise You, O God, with my whole heart;
before the gods will I sing praises to You.

I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name
for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness;
for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word
and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened
me with strength, might and inflexibility to temptation in my inner self.

All the kings of the land shall give You credit and praise You, O Lord,
for they have heard of the promises of Your mouth which were fulfilled.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord and joyfully celebrate
His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is high, yet has He respect to the lowly,
bringing them into fellowship with Him; but the proud and haughty
He knows and recognizes only at a distance.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and Your right hand will save me.

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and
loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever-forsake not the works
of Your own hands."

Ricardo Colon

Fearless and faithful, trusting and true,
Loyal to Jesus in all I do;
Seeking His glory, loving His laws,
Ready and willing to honor His cause.

So would I ever
Walk in His ways,
Bearing His standard,
Showing His praise.

Fearless and faithful, strong in the Lord,
Firm as an anchor, my hope His Word;
Over the conflicts, raging within,
Victory promised thro' grace I shall win.


Fearless and faithful, earnest in prayer,
Living for others, their burdens share;
Cheering the lowly, poor and oppressed,
Pointing to Jesus, the Giver of rest.


"Shouting His Praise"
Fanny Crosby
 American hymn writer

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Remembering Peter Tork

I just learned yesterday of the passing of Peter Tork,
a member of one of the most iconic television pop rock bands
of the mid-1960's, The Monkees.

The Monkees
From the upper left: Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Mike Nesmith

The Monkees were a regular part of my early childhood,
although I really do not remember watching them when
the show originally aired as part of the weekly prime time 
television line up for I was only two years old when
they first premiered in 1966.

I  became a big fan of The Monkees when the show
aired in syndication during the early to mid 1970's.
Watching the hilarious adventures of the four
hapless musicians trying to break into show business,
and dancing around the living room to their records being
played on my parents' big RCA television stereo console
 remain some of my happiest growing up memories.

Referred to as the "lovable dummy" member of the
  the pop quartet,  Peter was always stumbling into trouble or in love,
and he, along with Micky, Mike and Davy shared an an alter-ego 
 as one of the fantastic Monkee Men, flying around town in their
oh-so-cool customized red Pontiac GTO,  in real life, Peter Tork
 was a gifted musician who played the keyboard and
 base guitar for the band.  He also co-wrote, along with Joey Richards,
the song, "For Pete's Sake" which played during the closing credits
on the second season of The Monkees.

Peter Halsten Thorkelson
Peter Tork
May He Rest In Peace

This song seems to capture the essence of mid-to-late 1960's America,
when the rise of the anti-establishment, counter-culture revolution
 swept the nation,  a time which was often marked by
violent, anti-war protests, racial tensions, and political chaos.
Along with the changes occurring within our society at the time 
came the message of the peaceful flower children, with their painted 
 faces and love beads, declaring that love and empathy and
 the unrestricted freedom to live and let live was the answer
to the problems facing their generation.

However, unless the freedom to do as we please is
tempered with an individual moral responsibility and 
   having regard for the laws, both of God and of man
 which entitle us to our personal liberty,
as well as respecting those whose job it is to
uphold and enforce these laws, the concept of 
unrestricted freedom can quickly dissolve into 
a nightmare of political and social chaos, as we
are seeing once again in America today.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On My Mind: Smollett's Folly

By now nearly everyone in America and subsequently the world
has heard the sordid details of the "racially-motivated" attack on 36 year 
 old actor Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the Fox series, "Empire".

Actor Jussie Smollett

Three weeks ago, Smollett told police he was ambushed by two
masked men as he was walking home from a Subway sandwich shop
around 2 a.m. in a predominantly black neighborhood in Chicago.
Smollett claims the masked men accosted and beat him outside
 the store and made derogatory comments to him, screaming,
"This is MAGA country!" which refers, of course, to
President Trump's campaign message to
"Make America Great Again".

The men then purportedly splashed the actor with bleach and
left him with a rope around his neck before fleeing into the night.

 An anonymous racist and homophobic letter was also
sent to the Fox studio about Smollett, which police have now
determine was sent by the actor himself.

The minute I heard this story, as reported by various media outlets,
I knew something was not quite right about it.

First of all, three weeks ago, Chicago was in the grip of one
of the worst cold spells in this young century.  Why would two
masked men be standing outside at night in the middle
of what weather forecasters were calling a "polar vortex"
waiting to attack Smollett in front of a Subway store?

While social media outlets exploded with condemnation of
the incident, police in Chicago investigating the alleged hate crime
quickly became skeptical of Smollett's version of events, and, have now
declared that the actor concocted the entire story in order
to take advantage of the "pain and anger of racism to 
promote his career."

However,  I am inclined to believe the "attack" staged by Smollett 
was not so much for a raise in pay from Fox as some contend,
 but it was an attempt to add fuel to the fire in the relentless
campaign being waged by the political Left and the media
against the supporters of President Donald Trump.

Oh, and by the way, Mr. Smollett, do you seriously believe
that in the solidly blue, Democrat stronghold of Chicago,
 the city that former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton once
declared as, "My kinda town" and where both former President Barack
and First Lady Michelle Obama once called home, 
can rightly be called, "MAGA" country? 

I also find it peculiar that only days before his State of the Union address,
in which our president boldly declared that, "America will never
be a Socialist nation" this disgruntled black man and professed homosexual,
who fits into two of the social groups of "victims" exploited by the Left
in this country for political gain, would use what Chicago Police
   Superintendent Eddie Johnson claims was a noose around
  his neck in order to make false allegations.

"How could someone look at the hatred and suffering
associated with that can an individual who has
been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap
everyone in this city by making this false claim?" Johnson said.

How indeed.  The noose around Smollett's neck is not
only a symbol of hate and suffering for many people,
 but, in this case, it serves as a bigoted indictment 
  against millions of patriotic Americans who
love their country and their freedom and who
voted for and support President Trump.

  In the aftermath of Smollett's folly,  the deafening silence on the Left 
 is particularly revealing, along with the frenzy to erase comments posted 
 on social media by the usual suspects, who tried to out do each other
 in their profound, self-righteous indignation to defend Smollett, 
 without first having a clear knowledge of all the facts.

But now we know the truth.  

In Memory Of A Happy Day In February

"He has made everything beautiful in its time."
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Top Withins Haworth Moor
West Yorkshire

Blessed be Thou for all the joy
My soul has felt today!
O let its memory stay with me
And never pass away!
I was alone, for those I loved
Were far away from me,
The sun shone on the withered grass
The wind blew fresh and free.

Was it the smile of early Spring
That made my bosom glow?
'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.

Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, 'twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!

Was it a sanguine view of life
And all its transient bliss-
A hope of bright prosperity?
O no, it was not this!

Wild Daffodils on Harlan Moor
Gillamoor North Yorkshire

It was a glimpse of truth divine
Unto my spirit given
Illumined by a ray of light
That shone direct from heaven!

I felt there was a God on high
By Whom all things were made
I saw His wisdom and His power
In all His works displayed.

But most throughout the moral world
I saw His glory shine;
I saw His wisdom infinite,
His mercy all divine.

Deep secrets of His providence
In darkness long concealed
Were brought to my delighted eyes
And graciously revealed.

North York Moors National Park
North Yorkshire England

But while I wondered and adored
His wisdom so divine,
I did not tremble at His power
I felt that God was mine.

I knew that my Redeemer lived,
I did not fear to die;
Full sure that I should rise again
To immortality.

I longed to view that bliss divine
Which eye hath never seen,
To see the glories of His face
Without the veil between.

Anne Bronte
In a sketch by her sister,
Charlotte Bronte

"In Memory Of A Happy Day In February"
Anne Bronte
English writer and poetess